It seems as though some people think New Jersey is doing great, so great in fact that they believe it should secede from the United States and form its own country.
A petition created by the We the People tool at petitions.Whitehouse.gov asks the Obama Administration to:
The petition was created on Saturday, Nov. 10, by “joe r” of Sewell. As of Wednesday, Nov. 14, the petition had about 12,000 signatures. The petition needs 25,000 signatures by Dec. 10 in order to get a response from the White House, according to the website.
New Jersey is just one of 30 states with petitions asking for permission to secede. Other states include New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah and Missouri
In response to some of the petitions, several people have created their own requests. Some ask that those who sign the petitions to secede have their citizenship revoked.
Another request asks that states that secede pay their fair share of the national debt before doing so and become ineligible for any federal assistance in the future.
"Residents of all states who wish to secede from the union should be required to take their own advice about 'personal responsibility', and pay their share of the national debt before being released to fend for themselves," it said.
Tell us what you think. Should New Jersey Secede? What would it mean for residents?